Film Adaptation Essay

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When approaching a film adaptation of a novel, it is important to consider the various differences between the two mediums. Adaptations are mostly criticised on the basis of the film's fidelity to the original events of the novel references are constantly made to what is left out or changed, instead of what is there. More than often a three hundred page novel is made into a two-three hour movie, and a great deal of content is sacrificed .Screenwriters and filmmakers may attempt to remain faithful to the source novel, they must meet the requirements of the mass film public Each novel is written with a distinctive structure, led by particular points of view, following characters with particular personalities, which the filmmaker must decide whether to directly recreate or alter to meet the demands of the …show more content…
Adaptations should be treated as a literary art form of their own and should be treated accordingly.Literature adaptations, needs to be divided according to some kind of differences; some film directors or adaptors stick, as much as they can to the original source, trying to re-create it rather than to re-make it and this is what was defined as faithful adaptation of literature-to-movie adaptation theories; unfaithful adaptation, on the other side, only get inspired by it and make a movie only based on the original source.
‘The Glass Menagerie’ is a memory play by the American playwright Tennessee Williams. He is considered as one the prominent playwright of 20th Century along with Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller. ‘Akale’, a 2004 Malayalam film directed by Shyamaprasad is the first Indian adaptation of the play.’Akale’ is one of the finest films ever made in any Indian languages. Emotionally wrenching, the film takes one into the nuances of emotional conflicts, raw sources of human feelings, untamed angst and the eternal quest of souls to seek out their

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